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The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

By Joel Stonington and Alex McIntyre - 2011-11-14T16:21:49Z

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Texas (36)

Filing fee: $235

Minimum processing time: 240 days

Divorce rate: 11

Texans stand at the younger end of the spectrum for getting married. The median age for first marriage is 26.4 and those first marriages tend to last 21.4 years. A two-month waiting period is mandatory after filing for divorce and at least one of those seeking divorce must have resided in Texas for six months.